It’s always nice when a young company launches a product that’s not the thousandth replica of something we already know, with just minimal changes and a ‘cool’ name. French upstarts Collision Devices has a really interesting new pedal called the Black Hole Symmetry.
Black Hole Symmetry
The Black Hole Symmetry is divided into distinct three sections: Singularity, Event Horizon and Ergosphere. Or fuzz, reverb and delay to you and I. It uses the PT2399 chip for the delays and echoes. For the Hall, an FV1 chip is used instead.
Its minimal design means you aren’t getting bombarded with over-the-top graphics and bright logos. I think this pedal looks like a fun effect to explore and get to know gradually. I wouldn’t say that the layout is simple, but the simplicity of the font used and uncluttered aesthetic feel make its visually inviting.
There are controls for Time, Mix, Pitch, Mix, Feedback, Radiancy, Echo, Modulation and Speed. There’s a central larger one labelled Disintegrates for the fuzz. In addition to these effects, there’s also the modulation department that gets to work on the wet signal of the delay to conjure wacky lyre sounds.
For EUR 299, the Black Hole Symmetry is not exactly cheap. But you also get three freely combinable effects that do more than just shoegazing. The video below definitely entices you to get a closer look, and I bet it is a lot of fun to play through.
Bit of a knob tweaker’s delight, this one, so it could be very popular in certain circles. Quite a classy and interesting pedal to round off 2018, and a boutique pedal company that everyone should be watching closely in 2019 to see if they can do more creations like the Black Hole Symmetry.
RRP – EUR 299